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Totoro Family Recipes: Poor Man’s Pecan Pie

I’m not sure where my mom found this recipe, perhaps in one of her many church cookbooks she collected throughout the years.

The pie got its name because it tastes like a pecan pie but uses oatmeal to replace the expensive nuts. Seeing how I was never fond of nuts to begin with (and neither were my children), this pie became an instant family favorite.

In fact, one year my son requested this pie instead of birthday cake.

For those who enjoy the taste and texture of nuts, you can easily decorate the top of the pie with pecan halves.


  • 2 well-beaten eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1-1/4 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar.
  2. Mix in the dark corn syrup until thoroughly blended.
  3. Add the melted butter and stir until combined.
  4. Fold in the oatmeal.
  5. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45-50 minutes.
This post is part of BethFishReads Weekend Cooking LinkUp. For more delicious recipes, please visit her weekly blog feature.


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